Associate in Science
The Emerald Coast is one of the top tourist beach destinations in the U.S. and tourism is one of the leading industries in Northwest Florida. Northwest Florida State College’s Culinary Management A.S. Degree Program is designed to support the tourism industry by preparing students for employment in the culinary and restaurant industry.
Students will gain employable skills and knowledge through classroom instruction and culinary lab experience in the following courses Sanitation and Safety; Maintenance and Operation of Equipment; Methods of Preparation and Cooking; Perform Different Types of Food Services; Nutrition; Baking; and Dining Room and Beverage Management. Students will also receive training in communications, leadership and human relations skills.
This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of elements of the culinary industry. Careers include sous chef, line cook, culinary manager, baking and pastry cook, personal chef and more.
Seagrass at Northwest Florida State College
Seagrass Restaurant at Northwest Florida State College is designed to provide NWFSC Culinary and Hospitality Management students a hands-on learning environment while showcasing their talents to the community.
Spring Dates & Themes
- February 8: French Menu
- February 22: Cajun-Creole
- March 7: Brazilian Gaucho Buffet
- March 14: Italian
- April 4: Spanish
- April 18: Mediterranean
- Two-Year Program
- 60 Total Credit Hours
Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College.
Food service managers work in restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias, and other establishments where food is prepared and served. They often work evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work can be hectic, and dealing with dissatisfied customers can be stressful.
Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Those with several years of work experience in food service and a degree in hospitality, restaurant, or food service management will have the best job opportunities.
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